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For this week’s article, we thought we’d look up interesting statistics about Christmas treats, such as how much money we Americans spend on Holiday candy, or how many pounds of pie and cookies we eat during this season of giving and receiving and partying. The numbers were interesting for sure, but what stood out in… Continue reading Cookies Cookies Cookies

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The Yule Log, from Hearth to Table

Necessity is the mother of invention. This saying, believe it or not, quite accurately underlies the evolution of the Yule Log. You see, it was originally an actual log. Society changed, cities were built, dwellings changed and so did the traditional Yule Log. It was a practical change at first, and then a tasty variation.… Continue reading The Yule Log, from Hearth to Table

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Sweet December

There are more sweet dishes in December than in any other month, as it should be. Here in the northern hemisphere, we have a natural tendency to crave copious meals at this time, and sweeter too. It’s a matter of survival, though in these modern times we know enough about nutrition to understand that restraint… Continue reading Sweet December